Extractions: Talented but brittle, poetry in motion through a pragmatic sporting era, "Roby" has been recalled to the Azzurri, Italy's national team, for the friendly game against Spain. For however long he plays, and however well, this, the coach insists, will be the final time he wears the No. 10 on the famous blue shirt.
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Extractions: Print Email Last Update: Monday, May 17, 2004. 11:55am AEST Roberto Baggio takes his final bow (Getty Images) Italian football icon Roberto Baggio bowed out of professional football on Sunday after his club Brescia's 4-2 defeat to champions AC Milan at a packed San Siro stadium. After a glittering career which has seen him experience the agony and ecstasy of football on both the domestic and world stage, Baggio was substituted six minutes from the end of season's final league match, walking off to a long standing ovation from the stadium's 80,000 supporters. "Baggio, a myth, a reality," was just one of the many banners being brandished by the Italian tifosi (fans) of the goatee-bearded former Italy striker. And the emotional scene was completed by the players of both teams who stopped and applauded as the 37-year-old took his final walk to the touchline surrounded by a group of admiring children dressed in Brescia's club colours. "It was an emotional and wonderful moment," said Baggio, who last week was accorded the chance to play for Italy one last time in their 1-1 friendly draw against Spain.
Extractions: Print Email Last Update: Wednesday, April 28, 2004. 5:02pm AEST Final farewel? ... Roberto Baggio (Getty Images) Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni has refused to rule out the possibility that former world player of the year Roberto Baggio could yet make the Italian squad for Euro 2004 in June. Playmaker Baggio, 37, is set to make his first appearance for Italy in five years when he lines up against Spain in a friendly on Thursday morning (Australian time), in what had been billed as a farewell match. Trapattoni told a news conference overnight that Baggio's call-up, a month before he is due to retire from the game, was an "act of recognition" for his achievements. However, when pressed about Baggio's future, the Italy coach said: "The future is in the hands of God. Roberto knows this is a long story that has been going on for two-and-a-half to three years," said Trapattoni. "I have always left the door open and today he is here which is significant in itself." The Italy coach did, however, remind his audience that there was a squad of players who had led Italy to qualification for the finals, which start in Portugal on June 12.
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Extractions: The Sports Network Milan, Italy (Sports Network) - Italian legend Roberto Baggio had his glorious career come to a fulfilling close Sunday as he was sent off by the San Siro crowd in a fitting manner. Advertisement Baggio and his Brescia teammates were on the short end of a 4-2 defeat to Serie A champions AC Milan. This was expected to be the last professional match of the illustrious career of the 37-year old. A full house of some 80,000 fans sent Baggio off to a well-deserved standing ovation when he was removed from the contest with just minutes to play. Players on both teams also added their applause as a sign of respect for one of the Italy's most beloved footballers of all time. After the Baggio sendoff and the final whistle, AC Milan celebrated the clubs 17th Scudetto. Baggio had a golden opportunity to score early in the second half when his shot was stopped by the iron. Baggio unleashed a deadly, curling free kick that hit off the post and out of the way of danger. Baggio has experienced immense success on both the national and international stages. He has been a member of three World Cup teams and led Italy to the final of the tournament in 1994. But his miss of a penalty in that final against Brazil ended the shootout and allowed the South Americans to capture the title.
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Extractions: First Published: May 16, 2004 Brescia's captain Roberto Baggio holds a trophy received for his career prior their Italian Serie A football match against AC Milan at San Siro stadium in Milan. Italian football icon Roberto Baggio bowed out of professional football after his club Brescia's 4-2 defeat to champions AC Milan at a packed San Siro stadium. After a glittering career which has seen him experience the agony and ecstasy of football on both the domestic and world stage, Baggio was substituted six minutes from the end of season's final league match walking off to a long standing ovation from the stadium's 80,000 supporters. "Baggio, a myth, a reality," was just one of the many banners being brandished by the Italian tifosi (fans) of the goatee-bearded former Italy striker, who came to be known as the "Divine Ponytail". And the emotional scene was completed by the players of both teams who stopped and applauded as the 37-year-old took his final walk to the touchline surrounded by a group of admiring children dressed in Brescia's club colours.
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